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Art & design Talks & events Tours & public spaces

Our Time on Earth Public Programme

Our public programme will give you the opportunity to engage in the conversation around the climate emergency while learning more about the contributors of the exhibition.

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Cinema

SAFAR Film Festival

The only UK festival dedicated to cinema from the Arab world, this year's theme invites you to go back to the very essence of filmmaking: storytelling. 

two people looking at a projection of the ocean
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Art & design

Our Time on Earth Weekender Programme

The Barbican presents a weekend of activities taking place across the centre, inspired by Our Time on Earth, which runs until 29 August.

Hereditary
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Cinema

Post-Horror Summer Nights

Emerging partly as a reaction to the success of big budget horror films, a different style crawled out of the mid-2010s, rejecting worn tropes in favour of shocking subversion and existential dread.

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Cinema

Outdoor Cinema

Past event

This summer, come along to a week of open-air screenings, all set within our spectacular architecture.

Outdoor Cinema at the Barbica
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Art & design Cinema Contemporary music Theatre & dance

Outdoor Cinema

This summer, come along to a week of spectacular open-air screenings full of fantasy, adventure and spectacular environments. 

Neil Hannon leadning on a statue of an angel
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Contemporary music

Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time: 30 Years of The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon celebrates 30 years as The Divine Comedy – performing ten of his records in full across a five-night residency.

Black and white photo of Allan Clayton
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Classical music

Barbican Presents

Barbican Presents brings some of the greatest international classical artists, orchestras and ensembles to London, in a stimulating and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and Baroque music.

Photo of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra 2022–23 Multibuy

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Sakari Oramo 2018 conducting smiling on stage
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Classical music

BBC Symphony Orchestra Multibuy Sep 2022–Jan 2023

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